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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is a widespread problem among many populations. Treatment is very important to restore the health of your gums and prevent the loss of teeth. Sometime surgery is undertaken to replace gum tissue lost to this disease.

It is an infection of the tissues, that hold your teeth in place. In its early stages, it is usually painless, and many people are not aware that they have it. But in more advanced stages, gum disease can lead to sore or bleeding gums, painful chewing problems, and even tooth loss. If you need help deciding the right treatment or have some questions to ask, we are happy to help! Send us a quick message on WhatsApp or schedule a tele-consultation session with our doctors today!

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Gum disease is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance that contains bacteria. If you don't remove plaque from your teeth by brushing them, it builds up and irritates your gums. This can lead to redness with bleeding, swelling and soreness.

Symptoms:
  • Bad breath that won't go away
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums or longer appearing teeth
Problems it can cause:
  • Early tooth loss
  • Halitosis
  • Tooth mobility
  • Gum recession
  • Affects general health
Prevention:
  • Brush two times daily and floss regularly
  • Maintain balanced diet
  • Visit you dentist twice a year for regular scaling
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Frequently Asked Questions

At Pristine Dental, we believe that providing you with sufficient information and a clear idea about your treatment needs and how to maintain good oral health is of utmost importance. This will enable you to make an informed decision about the treatments and what they require. Can't find your answer below? Send us a quick message on WhatsApp or schedule a tele-consultation. We'll reply to you directly!

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Bleeding gums can be caused by various reasons. First option can be to change to a soft bristled tooth brush. Avoid pressing the tooth brush too hard against the gums as this may injure the gums and cause bleeding.

If bleeding persists, it is best to consult the dentist for a check-up as it could be a symptom of gum disease. If treated early it can be reversed.

In order to remove food particles from your teeth it is advisable to brush and floss after every meal. Decaying food particles that have not been removed can cause bad breath. Persistent bad breath can also be a symptom of gum disease.

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. In gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease. It can usually be reversed with daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleaning by a dentist. This form of gum disease does not include any loss of bone and tissue that hold teeth in place.

The consequences of gum disease are early tooth loss, mobility of teeth, gum recession, gum recession, halitosis (bad breath). Gum disease also affect general health. If treated early, it can be reversed. Prevention is better than cure.